We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…
Secutix has appointed Adam Summerell (pictured left) in the role of senior solutions architect as part of its US operations.
Summerell has more than 20 years of collegiate and professional sports team ticketing experience.
“Adam’s deep ticketing industry expertise and experience with US sports teams provides our team in the Americas with the knowledge to discuss the benefits and value of our controlled loop ticketing platform to the North American customers looking for a better way to manage their ticketing operations and improve the fan experience,” said Michael McDermott, general manager of Secutix Americas.
Secutix is also set to move from Boca Raton to a larger office in Fort Lauderdale to meet growing demand in the US.
ASM Global has hired chef James Tagg (pictured middle) in the newly created role of culinary director and Mark Chan (pictured right) as head of procurement, to support the wider food and beverage teams in the UK.
Tagg has experience in stadiums such as Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Hampden Park. He has also worked as the executive chef at Premier League club Manchester United, providing culinary expertise across Old Trafford and training grounds.
Chan has previously worked with Tagg at Old Trafford in food and beverage procurement, and commercial direction.
“A warm ASM Global welcome to Chef Tagg and Mark Chan, in two new roles,” said Chris Bray, president of ASM Global Europe. “As the team evolves further, these roles have been designed to support ASM’s continued goal to elevate and enhance the guest experience. Investment in people is of huge importance to us, and we’re proud to be hiring highly skilled and hugely experienced industry leaders. Everyone visiting an ASM Global venue should leave with memories that last a lifetime, so we’re taking exciting strides and it’s a pleasure to have Chef Tagg and Mark joining us on this journey.”
Elsewhere, Wasserman Music has added Andrew Buck, Shanae Dennis, Andrew Morgan and Ryan Soroka to its team of agents.
New York-based Buck will join the team as vice-president, while London-based Dennis has built a roster of artists such as MrJazziQ, producers and DJs Mellow & Sleazy, and more.
Los Angeles-based Morgan has joined Wasserman after five years at Ground Control Touring, and Soroka will work from New York as an agent after seven years at United Talent Agency.
Peter Tudor has left his role with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Tudor spent 12 years as the director of park operations and venues.
All Things Live Norway has appointed Toffen Gunnufsen as a festival booker and promoter.
The industry veteran will work across ATL Norway’s festivals, which include Oslo Sommertid and Trondheim Sommertid, as well as partner events.
Gunnufsen brings over 32 years of experience in booking international artists, and has booked the likes of Coldplay, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Muse, Artic Monkeys, Daft Punk and more for events.
LIVE (Live music Industry, Venues and Entertainment) is looking for its first chair to help expand its efforts within the industry.
LIVE was established during lockdown, and is a federation of 15 industry associations representing 3,150 businesses, over 4,000 artists and 2,000 backstage workers.
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